NED Arrives in Egypt


Philip Giraldi – Campaign for Liberty

If you had hoped that the United States would just let the Egyptians get on with their elections and form a new government, you would be wrong. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright was interviewed by Rachel Maddow several weeks ago and revealed that Washington is already meddling. Albright denounced Egyptian ex-president Mubarak because “Beating people up is not the way to do it,” and then confirmed that the National Endowment for Democrary was already hard at work in Egypt, even though Mubarak had not yet stepped down, with more to come. Recall for a moment that Albright once said that the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children due to sanctions were worth it, so she apparently is not completely removed from the beat them up school of thought as long as she doesn’t have to do it herself.

Those who are aware of the insidious activities of the National Endowment for Democracy or NED, an ostensibly private foundation that spreads “democracy,” and is largely funded by the government, will not be surprised to learn that it is already active in North Africa. NED, which has a Democratic Party half in its National Democratic Institute, and a Republican Party half in its International Republican Institute, was the driving force behind the series of pastel revolutions that created turmoil in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism. Remember when the Russians and others complained about the activities of NGOs interfering in their politics? NED was what they were complaining about.

Albright is in charge of the Dems while John McCain leads the GOP. Which is not to say that there is much in the way of adult leadership as neither Albright nor McCain in any way supervise NED’s activities. NED is notoriously a loose cannon on deck, wasting taxpayer money and supporting hare brained initiatives that the State Department would be afraid to touch. It was a major player in the Georgia fiasco that led to war with Russian over two years ago. Now it will be doing its thing in the Arab world

Americans are not real good at introspection or at analogies, but what do you think the response of George Washington, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson might have been if foreign advisors had arrived en-masse in 1783 to tell us how to construct our new government. It would have been throw the bums out or hang them from the nearest lamppost, I suspect. In this case, Obama will be unable to resist the urge to meddle. NED has done more damage to America’s good name worldwide than any other factor, excluding only the Bush Doctrine. With NED on the move expect twenty more years of turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East.

Go to Original –


Share this article:

DISCLAIMER: The statements, views and opinions expressed in pieces republished here are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of TMS. In accordance with title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. TMS has no affiliation whatsoever with the originator of this article nor is TMS endorsed or sponsored by the originator. “GO TO ORIGINAL” links are provided as a convenience to our readers and allow for verification of authenticity. However, as originating pages are often updated by their originating host sites, the versions posted may not match the versions our readers view when clicking the “GO TO ORIGINAL” links. This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a ‘fair use’ of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond ‘fair use’, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Comments are closed.